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The Impact of Automation on Elections: Case Study of the May 2010 Philippine Presidential Contests
Journal of Developing Societies (2013)
  • Vicente C Reyes, PhD, University of New England
Abstract
The unprecedented synchronized automated elections of May 201 in the Philippines saw how results of presidential elections could be obtained nearly overnight. Such nation-wide occurrences dramatically altered the mode in which Philippine elections had always been propagated: Typified by arduous and oftentimes onerous delays in the publication of results stretching all the way to several months after the day of the elections. This inquiry explores the implications of this change to prevailing theories and practices of election reforms. More importantly, it critiques the premise that the automation of elections curbs corruption and that it generates authentic political competition. Using data obtained from last May 2010 synchronized automated elections, this inquiry proposes several analytical models in understanding the interplay of election reforms and corruption in determining electoral outcomes.
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Vicente C Reyes. "The Impact of Automation on Elections: Case Study of the May 2010 Philippine Presidential Contests" Journal of Developing Societies Vol. 29 Iss. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vicente_reyes/4/